Although Oak Hill Cemetery provides for the essential maintenance of the grounds, individual family lots and their structures have always been the responsibility of the lot owners. As a cemetery ages, however, family connections become fewer, and the challenge is to find ways to fund critical restorations and repairs on these lots in a safe condition and as aesthetic enhancementsOak Hill Cemetery encourages lot owners to participate in this process by first contacting the cemetery and expressing the desire to partner in the restoration process. Oak Hill will meet with the interested parties, discuss the project and craft solutions. Solutions can range from landscaping and maintenance to cleaning and repairing stones, or under the cemetery guidelines, introduction of new features.
The Cemetery Director must authorize all landscaping, repair, and restoration work at Oak Hill Cemetery.
The majority of lots in Oak Hill Cemetery are orphaned, meaning that the owners or responsible parties are unknown. Fostering the repairs and restoration of an orphaned lot can be a rewarding way to support Birmingham's pioneer cemetery. All sponsors will receive recognition for their support. For information on becoming a foster, contact us.